Connect with us

DailyArtMagazine.com – Art History Stories

Iris van Herpen – Transforming Fashion

Artists' Stories

Iris van Herpen – Transforming Fashion

A young and promising designer from Holland, Iris van Herpen is known for the eclectic ideas that guide her as she experiments with textiles and sews unusual materials and themes into the clothes she creates. Undeniably a driving force in transforming 21st century fashion and consciousness, van Herpen’s collection of numerous awards and frequent international fashion shows are only proof of her growing influence. No wonder the exhibition at Cincinnati Art Museum is named “Iris van Herpen – Transforming Fashion”.

Wilderness Embodied Look, Iris van Herpen, 2013, Iris van Herpen - Transforming Fashion

Wilderness Embodied Look, Iris van Herpen, 2013

Van Herpen’s ideas appear to be cosmically inspired, seemingly not adhering to any traditional boundaries. At the very least they are futuristic. Her creations pioneer modern material production techniques, allowing the designer to play with fabric and give her pieces an amazing three-dimensional effect.


To some critics, Iris’s work may be too much to handle – considered to be the domain of ultra-avantgarde individualists – but this would only seem to be confirmation of how artistic her point of view over fashion is. In fact, it could be said that each of her designs is a piece of art.

Chemical Crows, Iris van Herpen, 2008, Iris van Herpen - Transforming Fashion

Chemical Crows, Iris van Herpen, 2008

Given this perception of van Herpen’s work, perhaps it comes as little surprise that this successful woman of 33 who interned with some of the best, including Alexander McQueen and Claudy Jongstra, has already worked with a who’s who of the world’s show business elite, including Beyoncé, Tilda Swinton or Lady Gaga. Another key accomplishment was having been the youngest designer ever to exhibit at the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week in 2011.


An exhibition of the designer’s work entitled Iris van Herpen – Transforming Fashion was already presented at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.

It will be shown again on October 13th, 2017 at the Cincinnati Art Museum, one of the oldest art museums in Ohio. The exhibit will allow visitors to take in a collection of van Herpen’s unique fashion pieces until January 7th 2018.

Refinery dress, Iris van Herpen, 2008, Groninger Museum, Iris van Herpen - Transforming Fashion

Refinery dress, Iris van Herpen, 2008, Groninger Museum


 

Find out more:

  

 


is a fifth-year student towards her Master of Journalism degree, yet art has always been one of her biggest interests. She especially admires Impressionism, Postimpressionism as well as Realism. As a result, she can never get enough of museums, and therefore loves to travel the world.

Comments

More in Artists' Stories

  • Artist

    Photos of Famous Artists When They Were Kids

    By

    Sometimes it is hard to remember that famous artists were also children at one time, just like all of us. We have selected six of them for you to see how cute they were and to learn a little bit more about their lives! 1. Pablo...

  • 21st century

    Black Artists Matter

    By

    In the past days I have been repeatedly asking myself what I, a white art historian (gosh, how privileged that already sounds), can do to help raise awareness about the continuing racism and discrimination not only in the United States, but everywhere else. And what came...

  • Artist

    Famous Painters and Their Children

    By

    On June 1st, 1925, the World Conference for the well-being of Children held in Geneva, Switzerland, proclaimed June 1 to be International Children’s Day. Later, in 1954 the UN established a Universal Children’s Day on the 20th November. Since there was no specific date for the...

  • Zaretskyi Self-portrait Zaretskyi Self-portrait

    20th century

    Viktor Zaretsky: The Oeuvre of the Ukrainian Gustav Klimt

    By

    Viktor Zaretsky is often called the Ukrainian Gustav Klimt. In fact, the influence of Klimt on the artworks of this Ukrainian artist is quite obvious. However, this does not mean that he just copied the works of the Austrian. Zaretsky developed his own artistic language, which...

  • Vincent Van Gogh, The Sower, 1888 Vincent Van Gogh, The Sower, 1888

    19th Century

    Vincent van Gogh Copying Other Artists

    By

    Vincent van Gogh is famous nowadays for two things. Firstly, his unstoppable creativity – he produced 2,100 artworks in just over a decade. And, secondly, his struggles with his mental health. The famous ear incident was the catalyst for him admitting himself into the Saint-Remy Asylum,...

To Top

Just to let you know, DailyArt Magazine’s website uses cookies to personalise content and adverts, to provide social media features and to analyse traffic. Read cookies policy